Chapel Services and Service Lists

The Choir of St John's College, Cambridge

For Michaelmas Term 2020, we are very thankful to be able to resume singing at the daily services that take place in St John's College Chapel. Our sister choir St John's Voices have also resumed activities. A weekly service list is available to view below.

However, please note that attendance is currently restricted to resident members of the College and staff only. This will be regularly reviewed by the College, and we hope that we will be able to welcome our families, friends and visitors before too long.

For Easter Term 2020, the Choir featured in online services as part of the St John's College Virtual Chapel. These services are still available online. Find out more here.

Evensong is sung in St John’s College Chapel every day during Full Term. The College Choir sings Tuesday to Sunday inclusive. St John's Voices (the College’s mixed voice choir) sings on Mondays. 

The daily pattern of services is as follows:

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - Choral Evensong 6.30 p.m (full choir)

Wednesday - Choral Evensong 6.30 p.m (men's voices)

Sunday - Sung Eucharist 10.30 a.m (full choir)

For details of the music to be sung at upcoming services, please click on the links below.

Past service lists can be found here:

Forthcoming services

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